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  1. B

    Falcon in Nairobi National Park July 2022

    I originally had this bird down as a Peregrine but I am now wondering if it is a Peregrine/Lanner cross. Any thoughts?
  2. African Grey Hornbill

    African Grey Hornbill

  3. Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk

    Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk

  4. AndyS56

    Samburu, Kenya, October 2023

    This is the last stop on our trip to Kenya, and the final batch of questions. My best attempts are: 2362: Some species of Lark, if so what? 2735: Variable Sunbird; 2747: Grey Hornbill - although the guides I've looked at show them to be more brown than grey. 2998: Some species of Weaver, if so...
  5. lgonz1008

    Kenya: Birding in Africa's Top Safari Destination

    Kenya is well known and established as one of the best places left on earth to see many of the iconic megafauna of Africa, not just the Big-5, but also many other iconic species that we've seen in zoos and nature documentaries since we were old enough to remember. While I can say with confidence...
  6. Lowland Tiny Greenbul

    Lowland Tiny Greenbul

    A tricky little bird, that I finally managed a decent look at amidst the tangled undergrowth.
  7. Tsavo Sunbird

    Tsavo Sunbird

    A lovely sunbird restricted to the dry savannahs of southeastern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Fittingly, I saw it in Tsavo West National Park!
  8. J

    What bird is this? Found in Kenya - Masaii Mara

  9. White-tailed Crested Flycatcher

    White-tailed Crested Flycatcher

    Taken in Gatamaiyu Forest Kenya during the October Big Day
  10. jurek

    Advice on tour to Kenya / Tanzania / Ethiopia in Oct-Nov?

    Hi, After many independent trips, I am looking for a good company to join an organized bird and mammal tour, suitable for a motivated person who wants to see 110% of what is available and is generally active and enthusiastic. I have 2-3 weeks this autumn, in any of these countries. best,
  11. C

    Singing Cisticola? (Mar. 2021, Nairobi, Kenya)

    I would appreciate thoughts on these Cisticolas.
  12. L

    RFI : car + driver for Tsavo NP + Taita Hills

    Good evening, I'm looking for a good plan to rent a car+driver for a 6 days visit to Tsavo East/West, Taita Hills and maybe Amboseli NP. I got a quote for a tour company but at 5000$ for 2 for 5 days I've the feeling that it's a bit too expensive for me :sick: Can you recommend me some local...
  13. Hybrid Lovebird

    Hybrid Lovebird

    Yes they exist! Here in Kenya we have a feral population of Fischers and Yellow-collared lovebirds - they have crossbred and multiplied with most of the hybrids being fertile! Not sure what SN to tag this as, happy to take the lead from the moderators.
  14. Spotted Thick-knee

    Spotted Thick-knee

    These guys are not the easiest to spot because of their camouflage and habit of staying very still. But they're actually quite common and spread across much of Eastern and Southern Africa.
  15. Martial Eagle

    Martial Eagle

    One of the biggest and most powerful raptors in Africa. Looking at that impressive wingspan, you just know they can tackle big prey!
  16. East Coast Akalat

    East Coast Akalat

    A much sharper image than the one I uploaded for the Opus article a year ago: https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/east-coast-akalat.644912/ These are a shy forest robin found only in coastal forests of Eastern Africa. Always a treat to seem them!
  17. Arctic Skua

    Arctic Skua

    AKA Parasitic jaeger. This is a 2nd year pelagic bird that is mostly seen far offshore. So I was really lucky to find this one blown to shore by the rough winds. A proper rarity for us in Kenya.
  18. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    The serpent killer! This majestic, beautiful and unique bird is only found in Africa - unfortunately they are now a species with a steep population decline, and need to be protected. Kicker of a scientific name too!
  19. Scaly babbler

    Scaly babbler

    This East African endemic is rather shy but can be very territorial, like this one that came out looking for a fight after hearing an unfamiliar call! Happy Friday everybody!
  20. White-necked Raven

    White-necked Raven

    The largest Corvid we have in Africa. They are mostly found in high altitudes close to hills and mountains of Eastern and Southern Africa.
  21. Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher

    Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher

    A very long name for such a sweet and shy bird. They are mainly found on the Eastern coastal strip of Africa, from Somali all the way to South Africa.
  22. Golden Pipit

    Golden Pipit

    Taking an early morning stroll in search of breakfast. These strikingly colourful birds are like flowers found in the semi arid and arid zones of East Africa.
  23. White-throated Bee-eater

    White-throated Bee-eater

    I love the rainbow colours these birds have. They are Intra-African migrants and usually migrate between Western, Central and Eastern Africa. Compare him with this Little Bee-eater I posted a while back - one of my best shots on a personal level :)...
  24. Collared Pratincole

    Collared Pratincole

    These guys are mostly known as Palearctic migrants. But actually we also have resident populations that occur in major wetlands like river deltas and estuaries across Africa!
  25. Red-cheeked cordon bleu

    Red-cheeked cordon bleu

    A very long name for such a small little bird. They're one of the most common birds in East Africa, many have adapted to living around people in towns and cities.